With Broadway back, there was plenty to celebrate during the Curtain Up! festival in Times Square September 17-19. Dozens of theatre favorites took to the stage to perform for audiences in-person and at home.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of 7 of the top moments from the weekend. Want to watch all of the Mainstage fun? Head over to Playbill.com/CurtainUp to watch all of the performances in full.
1. Jessica Vosks performs “Gimme, Gimme” during the Curtain Up! kick off
You gotta love @JessicaVosk givin’ us some “Gimme, Gimme” in the heart of Times Square! #CurtainUpBroadway pic.twitter.com/fX7i1d6yfY— Playbill (@playbill) September 17, 2021
2. Joshua Henry's entire concert at Playbill Piano Bar
3. Jimmy Awards alums sing “Morning Glory” from Pippin
Did you catch the @JimmyAwards Reunion Concert? Wow! pic.twitter.com/SZ9UYOhhmR— Playbill (@playbill) September 17, 2021
4. James Monroe Iglehart raps about Broadway
We got @jamesmiglehart freestyling at the Playbill Piano Bar with @freestylelove! Thanks to @BwayPodNetwork, @tarikrdavis, @AnthVeneziale and #kailamullady for a great interview! pic.twitter.com/sG4MxZjBCb— Playbill (@playbill) September 18, 2021
5. The Black to Broadway—It’s “Play” Time panel with Keenan Scott II, Lynn Nottage, Douglas Lyons, and Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu
Now on the #CurtainUpBroadway main stage, Black to Broadway - It’s “Play” Time! A panel discussion lead by @harriettecole with @keenanthemuse, @Lynnbrooklyn, @DouglasSings and @anwandu. Watch live at https://t.co/mXuyl80jve pic.twitter.com/eNsVNWCS6X— Playbill (@playbill) September 18, 2021
6. Bianca Marroquin and the ¡Viva! Broadway cast sing “Carnaval del Barrio” from In The Heights
Talk about a celebration! ¡Viva! Broadway “When We See Ourselves” Concert has begun! #CurtainUpBroadway pic.twitter.com/DyvM0LGQ7y— Playbill (@playbill) September 18, 2021
7. Jelani Alladin conducts a “Broadway’s back” call and response
Broadway Is Back! @JelaniAlladin is our host with the most for the #CurtainUpBroadway “Broadway Is Back” concert. Watch live at https://t.co/mXuyl80jve pic.twitter.com/ka62g02hbx— Playbill (@playbill) September 19, 2021
Curtain Up! is produced by Playbill, in partnership with The Broadway League, the Times Square Alliance, and presented by title sponsor Prudential; sponsored in part by Lexus, Netflix, and United Airlines; with additional support from Audible. Live music provided by Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF). Additional support for Curtain Up! is provided by the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.